All the emotions…
People are talking about self care more often nowadays. Not just self care in a physical sense, but in a psychological and emotional sense too. All three are something that I have been working on for a long time.
Which one is the most important? Are they all as important as each other? This is something I am still trying to figure out. I don’t think anyone actually knows the answer yet and it is just something you have to guess once each situation occurs.
Emotionally I am trying to build myself up. I can be quite a sensitive soul at times and my emotions control the majority of my decisions. This can be anything from the food I want to eat to the way I react to situations, to the way I treat people. However, this can be a very risky way to live your life. I have grown to realise that heart over head can sometimes stop you from becoming a better person. You allow more toxic traits and personalities to be around you when you think about things with your emotions. It can blur your decisions of what is okay to accept and what is not okay and can put you in situations which are negative for you but a benefit to someone else.
As I have mentioned in previous posts I have worked on putting myself before others more often. By doing this I have allowed myself to become more confident in my decision and have less guilt about the way others will see me. For me, this has been a form of self care and helped reduce a lot of anxiety about my relationships with people and situations that may occur. I have become more unapologetic for the way I want to be and put my wellbeing before how others see me.
So, working on my emotions has helped me to become a better person and I have reacted much more positively to situations and myself. I hope this is a change that others around me can see but also a difference you can start to see in yourself.